RIPOFF REPORT LEGAL DIRECTORY TERMS OF USE

Last Updated October 8, 2008 
 

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEB SITE, INCLUDING LISTING YOUR BUSINESS OR SERVICES ON THIS WEB SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN AND ALL TERMS, POLICIES, GUIDELINES AND DISCLOSURES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE.   

The terms and conditions set forth in this terms of use notice (the "Terms of Use") shall govern your visit to and use of the Web site provided by Ripoff Report Legal Directory, LLC ("Ripoff Report Legal Directory,” "us," "our," or "we"), located at www.ripoffreportlegaldirectory.com (the "Site"), as well as all services related to the Site. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use the Site.

  
General
We reserve the right to change these Terms of Use at any time. We will announce any changes by posting a revised draft of these Terms of Use on the Site. You can determine when these Terms of Use were last revised by referring to the "Last Updated" legend at the top of this page. By continuing to use the Site following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes. You agree to review these Terms of Use periodically to be aware of any such changes. Your use of certain services on the Site may be governed by additional rules, which will be available on the Site. By using any service, including listing your business,you acknowledge that you have reviewed all rules for the service in question and agree to be bound by them.
 
We also reserve the right, at any time, to: change or discontinue any content or feature of the Site or any services or products made available through the Site without notice; charge fees in connection with the use of the Site; modify and/or waive any fees charged in connection with the Site; and/or offer opportunities to some or all users of the Site. You agree that we will not be liable for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Site or of any service, content, feature or product offered through the Site. Your continued use of the Site after such changes will indicate your acceptance of such changes.

If you have any questions regarding the meaning or application of this Agreement, please direct your questions to customercare@RipoffReportLegalDirectory.com
  
   
Content in the Directory  
The directory section of the Site contains content provided by third parties.  Any opinions expressed in the directory are not necessarily those of Ripoff Report Legal Directory. All statements, ratings, advice, opinions expressed and/or the content provided by third parties are those of the providers of that material and we neither endorse nor shall we be held responsible for the reliability or accuracy of such postings. We are not responsible for information or materials authored by third parties and made available in the directory (including errors or omissions in postings, content or links and images) or results obtained by using such information or materials. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information or materials obtained on the Site.
 
Information, including Personally Identifiable Information (any information which can be used to identify a specific individual, such as a name, postal address, telephone number, or email address), which is posted in the directory will be accessible to other users of the Site including people you may not know. Making this information available on the Site may result in a user receiving "spam" or unsolicited e-mail. In addition, Ripoff Report Legal Directory has no control over, and shall have no liability for, any damages resulting from the use or misuse by any third party of information that you voluntarily make public through the Site. IF YOU CHOOSE TO MAKE ANY OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE OR OTHER INFORMATION PUBLICLY AVAILABLE IN THE DIRECTORY, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. 
 
Site Conduct  
The Site is intended to be used for lawful purposes only. We reserve the right to prevent you from posting any content that violates the Terms of Use. You may have the opportunity to post, transmit or otherwise make available information, opinions, ideas, images or other content on the Site. We reserve the right, but do not have the obligation, to remove any content posted on our site for any reason. Decisions as to whether content violates our standards will be made in our sole discretion after we have actual notice of such posting. Without limiting our rights hereunder, we have attempted to provide guidelines to those posting on our site. When using the Site:

You may not post or transmit any material or content on or through the Site:  

You may not post or transmit on or through the Site:  

·         promotional materials relating to other Web sites or online services which are competitive with us and/or the Site;

·        software or other materials that contain viruses, worms, time bombs, Trojan horses, or other harmful or disruptive component;

·         political campaign materials; chain letters; mass mailings; spam mail;

·        any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, "data mine," or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or their contents.  

You may not:

·         engage in any activity on the Site that restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Site such as "hacking," “hijacking,” "cracking," "spoofing," or defacing any portion of the Site;

·        harvest or collect information about Site visitors or Members without their express consent;

·        use the Site to defame, abuse, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others or for any fraudulent purpose;

·        reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to the Site;

·         create a database by systematically downloading and storing Site content;

·         frame or mirror any part of the Site without our prior written consent;

·        interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Site or the servers or networks used to make the Site available; or violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of such networks.


Copyright

© 2008 Ripoff Report Legal Directory, LLC. All rights reserved.
 

This Site and the contents of the Site are intended for your personal use. The Site contains copyrighted material, which may include, without limitation, text, software, photos, audio and video clips, graphics, illustrations, images, logos, and music and sound (collectively, the "Site Content"). This Site is protected as a collective work pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws. Ripoff Report Legal Directory and third party content providers also own copyrights in the original content on the Site. You may not modify, distribute, display, reverse engineer, perform, reproduce, create derivative works from or in any way exploit any of the Site Content. Subject to your compliance with these Terms of Use, you may download or copy one copy of the directory portion of the Site Content for your personal, noncommercial use only, provided that you do not change or delete any author attribution, trademark, legend, copyright notice, or other proprietary notices. You agree that you cannot download or copy Site Content for uses other than your personal, noncommercial use without our express prior, written consent. You acknowledge and agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material. You may not download or copy any product listings, descriptions, or prices, nor may you use any meta tags or any other hidden text utilizing our name or trademarks, without our express written consent.

Trademarks
"Ripoff Report", "Rip-off Report”, "Ripoff Report Legal Directory," and "Rip-off Report Legal Directory” are trademarks and/or service marks that are licensed to Ripoff Report Legal Directory, LLC. Other marks, graphics, typefaces, trade names and logos appearing on the Site may also be trademarks, service marks or trade dress of Ripoff Report Legal Directory or its licensor. All other trademarks appearing on the Site are the property of their respective owners and appear on the Site by permission. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any of our trademarks, service marks or trade dress, and our trademarks, service marks and trade dress may not be used in any manner for any purpose without our express written consent in each instance. 


Copyright Infringement Claims

If you believe in good faith that any material or content posted on the Site constitutes a copyright infringement please forward the following information to the Copyright Agent named below (a "Notice"):
 

·         Your address, telephone number, and email address;

·         A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

·         A description of the alleged infringing material and of where the alleged infringing material is located;

·         A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by you, the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

·         An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; and

·         A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. 
 

Copyright Agent:

Name:                    Maria Crimi Speth

                                Jaburg & Wilk, P.C.

Address:             

3200 N. Central Ave., Suite 2000
Phoenix , AZ   85012  

 

Phone:                   (602) 248-1000
e-mail:                   mcs@jaburgwilk.com  and dmca@Ripoffreportlegaldirectory.com
 


License; Submissions
Please note that, because the directory portion of the Site includes information that you provide to use, we redistribute materials you give us, we need to obtain certain rights in those materials. You hereby grant to us a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers), irrevocable, transferable, non-exclusive right to use, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, digitally perform, publicly perform and publicly display and otherwise exploit in any manner any content, material and/or your name posted on the Site (collectively, the "Material"), and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to or prior approval by you. By submitting or sending Material to the Site you represent and warrant that (1) no other party has any rights to the Material or that you have all rights necessary to grant the rights granted hereunder, (2) the Material is not subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise, on our part and we shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Material, and (3) your provision of the Material to and through the Site, complies with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. You further irrevocably waive any "moral rights" or other rights with respect to attribution of authorship or integrity of the Material that you may have under any applicable law under any legal theory.

Ripoff Report Legal Directory Does Not Endorse Attorney or Provide Legal Advice
 

The Site contains content supplied by parties other than us. Any opinions, ratings, advice, judgments, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by such third parties, including information providers, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of Ripoff Report Legal Directory.

  

Ripoff Report Legal Directory does not screen, approve or endorse the attorneys who are included in the directory. When choosing an attorney you should rely on your own judgment after investigation and after interviewing the attorney.  Ripoff Report Legal Directory is not an agent of the attorneys listed in the directory and is not responsible for the conduct of the attorneys listed in the directory.   We do not warrant or guarantee the competency or qualifications of the attorneys listed in the directory.

  

Neither Ripoff Report Legal Directory nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content, nor its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.  Information posted or made available on or through the Site, including without limitation any responses to legal questions posted on Ripoff Report Legal Directory and any other comments, opinions, recommendations, answers, analysis, references, referrals or legally related content or information (collectively "Legal Information") is not intended to constitute legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship between you and any attorney. Such Legal Information is intended for general informational purposes only and should be used only as a starting point for addressing your legal issues. It is not a substitute for an in-person or telephone consultation with an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction about your specific legal issue, and you should not rely upon such Legal Information. You understand that questions and answers or other postings to the Site are not confidential and are not subject to attorney-client privilege. In addition, although we reserve the right to review, remove or edit any content from the site, we do not routinely screen, monitor, or review the content of any such Legal Information. As a result, we have no control over and we do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, applicability, completeness, currency or quality of any such Legal Information or the qualifications of those posting Legal Information. RIPOFF REPORT LEGAL DIRECTORY SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND FOR ANY LEGAL INFORMATION YOU ENCOUNTER ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, AND ANY USE OR RELIANCE ON LEGAL INFORMATION IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK
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Ratings and Other Information About Lawyers

Ripoff Report Legal Directory permits the users of the Site to rate the lawyers listed.  These ratings are provided by third parties and not by Ripoff Report Legal Directory.  As a user of the Site, you acknowledge that such information is based upon third party data and contributions, that there are certain inherent limitations to the accuracy or currency of such information, that attorney and other information may be incomplete, outdated, or may contain inaccuracies.  Further you acknowledge that a rating is based on the opinion of the person providing the rating.  Like any other service provider, two clients of the same lawyer may have very different experiences in the attorney client relationship.  The fact that other clients of that lawyer provided a good rating does not guarantee that you will have the same experience.  Likewise, you may have a very good experience with a lawyer that another client gave a poor rating.  Neither Ripoff Report Legal Directory ratings, Legal Information nor any of the other information contained on the Site are an endorsement of any particular attorney or are a guarantee of an attorney's quality, competency, qualifications, experience, character, honesty, integrity, responsiveness or other personal and professional characteristics. Nor are they a predictor of the outcome of a legal matter handled by such attorney. The information provided on this Site is intended to be a starting point to gather information about legal issues and attorneys who may be suitable for your legal needs, but you should not rely solely on such information in deciding whether to hire an attorney or how to resolve a legal matter.

  

You further acknowledge that the areas of practice under which an attorney is listed may be incomplete or inaccurate
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Third Party Sites

We may, for your convenience, provide you with links to other Web sites from the Site ("Linked Sites"). You acknowledge and agree that we have no responsibility for the accuracy or availability of information provided by the Linked Sites. Links to Linked Sites do not necessarily constitute an endorsement by or association with us of such sites or the content, products, advertising or other materials presented on the Linked Sites. You acknowledge and agree that we do not control and are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on the Linked Sites.

Other web sites may provide links to the Site with or without our authorization. We do not endorse such sites, and are not and shall not be responsible or liable for any links from those sites to the Site, any content, advertising, products or other materials available on such other sites, or any loss or damages incurred in connection with such other sites.

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE LINKED SITES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS, ADVERTISING OR OTHER MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH SUCH LINKED SITES, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE APPLICABLE TO SUCH SITES AND RESOURCES.

Ripoff Report Legal Directory shall have the right, at any time and in its sole discretion, to block links to the Site through technological or other means without prior notice
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Purchase of Services

If you wish to purchase directory services through the Site, you may be asked to supply certain information relevant to your purchase, including without limitation your credit card number, the security code on the back of your credit card, the expiration date of your credit card, your billing address, and your shipping information. YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO USE ANY CREDIT CARD(S) OR OTHER PAYMENT MEANS USED TO INITIATE ANY TRANSACTION. Any such information provided through the Site will be treated by Ripoff Report Legal Directory in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By submitting such information, you grant Ripoff Report Legal Directory the right to provide such information to third parties for purposes of facilitating the completion of purchases initiated by you or on your behalf. Verification of information may be required prior to the acknowledgment or completion of any purchases.
 
Notice to Attorneys.
If you are an attorney listing your business or services, whether a personal listing or a firm listing, on the Site (“”Listing”), you represent and warrant that (i) you are an attorney licensed in the jurisdictions listed, (ii) you maintain a working legal practice in the specific categories listed, (iii) all information submitted by you and representations made by you in your Listing are truthful and accurate, (iv) you will maintain the accuracy of the information contained in your Listing.
 
We shall not be held responsible for  statements, ratings, opinions expressed and/or the content authored by third parties.  Under no circumstances will we be liable for any loss or damage caused to you by such third party postings.  You may not request we remove individual third party postings or ratings from your Listing.  Your only right with respect to any dissatisfaction with any third party posting is your right to cancel your Listing and request the Listing be removed from the Site.  Any Listing cancellation and removal request should be emailed to: customercare@RipoffReportLegalDirectory.com.  Removal of such Listing from the Site may take up to 15 days from receipt of the removal request.  In addition, we reserve the right to cancel any Listing at any time and remove it from our Site, without notice, if we deem, in our sole discretion, that such Listing is not in the best interest of users of the Site.  No refunds will be given in connection with the removal of a Listing from our Site at your request.  If we remove a listing at our discretion, we will refund the pro rated portion of the listing fee based on the time remaining in the annual listing.
 
If you are an attorney using the Site, the Rules of Professional Conduct of any jurisdiction in which you are licensed to practice are applicable to your postings on this site.  Ripoff Report Legal Directory and its agents are not responsible for your compliance or failure to comply with the applicable Rules of Professional Conduct.  It is solely the responsibility of anyone providing a directory listing to comply with Rules of Professional Conduct as well as laws regarding the unauthorized practice of law.
 
The terms and conditions contained in this section are in addition to all other terms and conditions contained in this Terms of Use.
 
Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE AND THE RELATED SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION UNDER LAW.

YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT RIPOFF REPORT LEGAL DIRECTORY, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS, THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OWNERS AND AGENTS, SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR INJURY ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR OUT OF THE BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY, OR CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO AND/OR ALTERATION OF THE SITE, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION EVEN IF RIPOFF REPORT LEGAL DIRECTORY OR SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

RIPOFF REPORT LEGAL DIRECTORY NEITHER ENDORSES NOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE, OR STATEMENT ON THE SITE, NOR FOR ANY OFFENSIVE, DEFAMATORY, OR OBSCENE POSTING MADE ON THE SITE BY ANYONE.

While we try to maintain the integrity and security of the Site, we cannot guarantee its absolute security, completeness or correctness, or that access to the Site will be uninterrupted. The Site may include inaccuracies, errors and materials that violate or conflict with these Terms of Use. Additionally, third parties may make unauthorized alterations to the Site. If you become aware of any unauthorized third party alteration to the Site, please contact us at customercare@RipoffReportLegalDirectory.com with a description of the material(s) at issue and the URL or location on the Site where such material(s) appear.

Monitoring
We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content and use of the Site to determine compliance with these Terms of Use and any other operating rules established by us. We may, in our sole discretion, edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on the Site that we find to be in violation of these Terms of Use or otherwise objectionable or stale and disclose such materials and the circumstances surrounding their transmission to any third party in order to operate the Site properly; to protect ourselves, our sponsors, and our Members and visitors, and to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests.

Indemnification
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Ripoff Report Legal Directory, its affiliates, third party service providers, and their respective directors, officers, employees, owners, licensors and agents from and against all claims, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising out of (a) your breach of these Terms of Use; and/or (b) your activities in connection with the Site or any services related to the Site. We may participate in the defense of any claim at our own cost. You shall not settle any claim that affects us without our prior written approval.


Termination
Your only right with respect to any dissatisfaction with (1) these Terms of Use, (2) any policy or practice of ours in operating the Site, or (3) any content available through the Site or any change therein, is to stop visiting and using the Site. We may terminate your use of the Site, including without limitation, your membership in the Site, at any time, in our sole discretion. Upon any such termination, your right to use the Site will immediately cease. You agree that any termination of your access to or use of the Site may be effected without prior notice, and that we may immediately deactivate or delete your password and Member name, and all related information and files associated with it, and/or bar any further access to such information or files. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Site or to any such information or files, and shall not be required to make such information or files available to you after any such termination.
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Equipment
You shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephone, computer hardware, and other equipment needed for access to and use of the Site, and you are responsible for all charges related thereto.

Privacy
See the Ripoffreportlegaldirectory.com Security and Privacy Policy.

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy and any operating rules for the Site established by us constitute the entire understanding between you and us with respect to the use of the Site. We control and operate this Site from our offices in Arizona in the United States of America . We do not represent that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Persons who choose to access and use this Site are also subject to United States export controls and are responsible for any violations of such controls, including without limitation any United States embargoes or other federal rules and regulations restricting exports. We may limit the Site's availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.

These Terms of Use shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Arizona , without regard to its conflict of laws rules. You agree to exclusive jurisdiction by the federal and state courts located in Maricopa County , State of Arizona , and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts for any claims arising out of or related to this Site. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Site must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be unenforceable for any reason, than that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. 

 

In any dispute arising out of or related to this Site, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its attorney fees
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Our Address
Ripoff Report Legal Directory 

13835 N. Tatum Blvd.

Suite 9-606

Phoenix, AZ 85032


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Filtering
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